Resources & Evidence

CDC

Science of Handwashing

Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.

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CDC

2019 Staph Infection Prevention Strategies

CDC recommends hospitals decolonize, or sanitize, the nose to address germs at the source of contamination.

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Hospitals that incorporate the nose in disinfecting protocols see a reduction in infections.

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Alcohol-based nasal antiseptic shown effective in reducing nasal bacteria among hospital staff.

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Participation of orthopedic patients and surgical staff in a nasal decolonization intervention to reduce Staphylococcus spp surgical site infections.

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Nasal decolonization, or sanitizing your nose, demonstrated to be an effective hospital-acquired infection prevention and control measure.

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Evidence from infection prevention in surgery facilities suggests nasal decolonization should be part of widespread efforts to reduce spread of germs.

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